Construction work affects passengers at McGhee Tyson Airport

Construction work affects passengers at McGhee Tyson Airport

Posted:
A new construction project at McGhee Tyson Airport will bring changes  to the way passengers enter and leave the airport. A new construction project at McGhee Tyson Airport will bring changes to the way passengers enter and leave the airport.
This construction project is limited to the departure area, but it will likely have some impacts on everyone coming and going from the airport. This construction project is limited to the departure area, but it will likely have some impacts on everyone coming and going from the airport.

By DREW GARDNER
6 News Reporter

ALCOA (WATE) - A new construction project at McGhee Tyson Airport will bring changes  to the way passengers enter and leave the airport.

The project began Friday morning and is expected to last three weeks.

This construction project is limited to the departure area, but it will likely have some impacts on everyone coming and going from the airport.

The usual two paths of travel when entering McGhee Tyson are now down to just one, arrivals.

"The airport has experienced some water leaks in the terminal building and we have traced the cause back possibly to behind the Crab Orchard stone here on the front level and other places in the terminal building," said McGhee Tyson spokesperson Becky Huckaby.

As crews work around the clock to find those leaks, access to the upper level departure area will be restricted. Passengers and guests either being dropped off or parking must enter through the arrival doors on the lower level.

"We will have the same services available that we would have on the upper roadway to assist them," said Huckaby. "Skycap check in for some airlines as well as porter service to bring luggage up to the second level."

Passengers are asked to arrive 90 minutes before domestic departures and two and half hours before an international flight during construction.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WATE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.